2002 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Flavor Profile: Aromas of blackberry, cassis, dried cherries and a hint of earth.  Flavors of ripe dark
cherries, boysenberry, spice and a touch of smoke.  An elegant wine that is well-structured, complex and
beautifully balanced.  Tannins are lively enough to hold up to extended aging, but soft enough not to
overwhelm the lush Rutherford and St. Helena fruit.

Food Pairing: This wine brings out the best in stake with mushrooms or cracked black pepper, or a fine cut
of prime rib.  Consider it with fish or meat stews like cioppino or Beef Burgundy.  Leg of lamb, wild game
and rich pasta dishes pair nicely as well.  A great match for any dessert involving rich dark chocolate.

Cellaring Potential: Drinkable at an early age, but will benefit from additional cellaring.  This wine has the
potential to be cellared  8 - 15 years past vintage date.

Alcohol: 13.9%                                     pH:                                 3.67
Total Acidity: 0.65                                  Bottling Date:       June 2002
Varietal Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon Release Date:September 2003
6% Cabernet Franc                             
2% Merlot                                          

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90 pts
2002 Napa Valley Reserve Chardonnay

Case Production: 36,220

Flavor Profile: Fresh, ripe fruit aromas dominate the aromatic nose of this delicious Chardonnay.  Pear,
apple and tropical flavors meld with toasted oak and vanilla in the soft, flavorful body of the wine.  Well
balanced and rich, it will perfectly complement a variety of dishes including roasted poultry, grilled seafood,
sauteed veal, and light pasta dishes.

Cellaring Potential: Fresh and very drinkable at a young age, the NVR Chardonnay can be cellared for 3 -
4 years past the vintage date

Alcohol: 13.8%                                   Residual Sugar:             0.28
Total Acidity: 0.70                                Bottling Date:   August 2003
Varietal Blend: 100% Chardonnay       Release Date:        June 2004
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